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Concert: Scott Dettra, organ: Cesar Franck Bicentennial—The Complete Organ Works (Part 1)
October 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
N.P. Mander Organ Recital Series
THIS IS PART ONE OF TWO CONCERTS. The first half of the program will be performed in Part 1 and the second half of the program will be performed the next night in Part 2. Tickets to each part are sold separately.
In celebration of César Franck’s bicentennial in 2022, American concert organist Scott Dettra will undertake an international tour of Franck’s 12 major organ works, performed from memory in two 75-minute recitals on consecutive evenings.
Franck’s organ music—arguably the most significant contribution to the repertoire after that of Bach—broke new ground and charted the course of the French Romantic organ school. Thanks to his mature harmonic language and ability to write achingly beautiful melodies, this music has become an enduring foundation of the organ repertoire.
Praised for the clarity, rhythmic intensity, and musical elegance of his playing, Mr. Dettra will bring his hallmark poeticism and suave sense of expression to this beloved music, which is rarely performed live in its entirety.
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